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High Sierra 10.13.1


  ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"
  brew install wget --with-libressl


curl -o inetutils-1.9.4.tar.gz tar xvzf inetutils-1.9.4.tar.gz cd inetutils-1.9.4 ./configure make sudo make install



Follow instructions on:

Under: Install IRAF external packages

Change dlcmd="usr/bin/ftp" to dlcmd="/usr/local/bin/wget" in /iraf/iraf/extern/pkgget:

  FROM dlcmd="/usr/local/ftp" TO dlcmd="/usr/local/bin/wget"

Check if wget is in that location first. Change the ftp directory in

  FROM /bin/echo "" TO /bin/echo "" 

Before you try to install IRAF disable SIP entirely for your machine: Restart.Hold cmd+R to enter Recovery mode.Go to Utilities->Terminal.Type

  csrutil disable; reboot

After installation if you get the msg while trying to awake ds9:

  Error msg: "BKG ERROR: new CL installed; logout and try again"

Download vocl.e from

and put it in your /iraf/iraf/bin.linux64 directory


pip2 install --user --upgrade numpy matplotlib astropy scipy ipython pip2 install --user --upgrade pyraf

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